All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic Pre-Code war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, and stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.
All Quiet on the Western Front is considered a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I, and was named #54 on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies. However, it fell out of the top 100 in the AFI's 2007 revision. In June 2008, after polling over 1,500 workers in the creative community, AFI announced its 10 Top 10—the ten best films in each of ten "classic" American film genres; All Quiet on the Western Front was ranked the seventh-best film in the epic genre. In 1990, the film was selected and preserved by the United States Library of Congress' National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The film was the first to win the Academy Awards for both Outstanding Production and Best Director.
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One of the most realistic depiction of WW1
As realistic and gritty as it gets, it was a real joy to follow those freshly recruited soldiers from the first day to their last, life on the trenches and battlefield was hard and this movie does a great job at portraying what it was like to be there, it also succeeds at showing why the orchestrates of the first war were as delusional and out of touch with reality as to them this was all strategical and a game of power while in reality they were sending tons of soldiers as young as 16 years old to the slaughter just to make their advancement, This movie was banned in many countries because instead of showing the "good" and the "bad" side, it showed neutrality and facts.